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Daniel Nass for The Trace

Illinois Has A Program to Compensate Victims Of Violent Crimes. Few Applicants Receive Funds

Less than 40 percent of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.


How We Reported On Illinois’ Victim Compensation Program

A review of thousands of records showed the state program struggles to reach survivors in need, and paid out claims in less than half of all cases.